01.07.13 NYC Met of artOne of the few paintings I didn’t take a photo of the Artists info tag.  I liked this painting because of the artists use of perspective and the range of people near and far.

01.07.13 Umberto Boccioni

This was part of a series of three paintings that Umberto Boccioni painted set in a train station.  This is the third one called “Those who stay”.

01.07.13 Edvard Munch

It is always interesting to see very famous paintings/drawings.  MOMA had an Edvard Munch exhibition happening.  I found his work quite fascinating.  All these years later I (as a viewer) felt the despair and the difficult emotions that Munch was putting into his paintings.  As an artist I know how difficult it can be  to really imbue a work with an emotive feeling that will translate to the viewer.  Munch was actually quite good at that.

01.07.13 Vincent van Gogh Starry Night

Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.  I have to say one of the things I enjoyed is seeing the actual size of the painting.  It is hard to determine that in an image. His brushwork is quite amazing.  I spent some time exploring this painting.

Inspiration continues. Nice to go back and see some of the art work that I was thrilled to see in person.

What famous painting have you seen that surprised you or that you were glad to spend time studying?

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